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“State of European Tech – The future is invented in Europe” report will be presented in Brussels by CEPS

“State of European Tech – The future is invented in Europe” report will be presented in Brussels by CEPS

  • Tom Wehmeier, Principal & Head of Research at Atomico, wrote the 2016 report which was published at the Slush conference in Helsinki in November
  • Startup Europe will highlight the importance of evidence based policy making on startups policy
  • This presentation would take place under the frame of the StartUp Europe Awards initiative

One of the most comprehensive reports regarding the current state of the tech scene in Europe will be presented in an event hosted and organised by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) on January 31st.

An excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of evidence based policy making on startups policythat will benefit the European institutions work towards startups with validated data.

Commissioned and produced by Atomico, a European-based global venture capital firm, in partnership with Slush, the organisers of the Slush technology conference in Helsinki, Finland, the report outlines three key trends underlying the growing influence and success of the European technology industry:

  1. Deep tech is thriving and diversifying in Europe: 2016 was a bumper year with $88B in deep tech M&A; more US and Asian tech giants buying up European deep tech companies and tapping into a growing deep tech talent pool.
  2. New tech hubs are emerging across Europe beyond the existing order of London, Berlin, and Stockholm. The report suggests that Munich, Zurich, Lisbon, Madrid, and Copenhagen will be ones to watch over the coming years. Paris is starting to seriously challenge London and Berlin in number of VC-financed deals and deal volume.
  3. Traditional industries are awakening to tech: two thirds of Europe’s largest corporates by market cap have made a direct investment in tech companies while one third has acquired a tech company since the beginning of 2015.

This is the second year in a row that Slush and Atomico have produced their data-driven look inside the European tech ecosystem, with this year’s report including data from LinkedIn, Meetup, Stack Overflow, Dealroom.co, and the London Stock Exchange.

The presentation of the report “State of European Tech – The future is invented in Europe” is hosted and organised by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) leading think tank and forum for debate on EU affairs, with the support of Finnova Foundation and StartUp Europe (DG CONNECT), under the frame of StartUp Europe Awards.


StartUp Europe Awards (www.startupeuropeawards.com) is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe.

The objectives of StartUp Europe Awards (SEUA) are to identify local role models in each ecosystem of startups across Europe and to create an alliance of organizations supporting innovation and entrepreneurship.



Conference Room.CEPS. Place du Congrès 1. B-1000 Brussels

Pre-registration is required in the following link.




1-2-1 session: “Development of innovative management system as a solution for livestock sector”


10.00 – 15.00
Development of innovative management system as a solution for livestock sector.
One of the defined problems of livestock sector is the lack of a universal management system.
The proper course of action and technological development in the livestock sector, seems to be development of innovative management system that integrates all stakeholders.
Rafał Trukan
Hipra Poland, Technical Advisor – Livestock

15.00 – 16.00
Questions & Answers

Hipra Poland, Technical Advisor – Livestock
Rafal Trukan is an expert in dealing with issues in the areas of business, and veterinary medicine. Extensive experience in planning and implementing business plans and promotional budgets, as well as the link with the environment veterinary allowed for the successful conduct many training marketing and sales techniques and tactics in the field.
As an advisor repeatedly dealt with the development and implementation of new, will be widely popular products on the market (such as Marbox, Cevaxel RTU, Pride Delta, Enzaprost, Coxevac, Hydracev, Spirovet, SYNCROSTIM, Velactis, Multishield DC, Eprecis inj.).

Tellvet (http://tellvet.net)


Join Startup Europe project TWIST for 2 free webinars in December!

Startup Europe project TWIST has organised for 2 free ePitch webinars for 12th and 13th December!

Check out these fantastic free webinars below, you can’t miss them!

  1. TWIST Digital ePitch Training12-december

    Mon, Dec 12, 2016
    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CETPlease join the event from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

  2.  TWIST Digital Webinar “Company Valuation”13-december

    Tue, Dec 13, 2016
    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CETPlease join the event from your computer, tablet or smartphone.


Startup Europe is heading north for Slush!

Startup Europe is travelling to Helsinki, Finland to attend Slush: Europe’s leading startup event with over 15,000 attendees.

Slush has grown from a 300-person assembly to a world-renowned event, now spreading globally. The philosophy behind Slush has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward.
Held during the darkest time of the year in Helsinki, Finland, Slush has always been characterized by a unique energy and enthusiasm. At the very core of Slush is to facilitate founder and investor meetings and to build a world-wide startup community.

Speakers include:

  • Dave McClure – Founder Partner at 500 Startups
  • Steve Jurvetson – Partner at DFJ
  • Danae Ringelmann – Co-founder of Indiegogo
  • Niklas Zennstrom – Co-founder of Skype &Atomico
  • Nicolas Cary – co-founder of Blockchain

Investors at Slush include:

  • 500 startups
  • KPCB
  • Accel Partners
  • Sapphire Ventures
  • Greenoaks Capital
  • Mosaic Ventures
  • …and many more

The Startup Europe stand

Startup Europe will be at stand A58 in the Demo Area so drop by and say hello to find out about our startup initiatives!


European Commission ICT Open Call 32- Info Session

Are you interested in ICT Open Call 32? There will be an Info Session running as a side-event at Slush in Helsinki!


The Info Session will be held at Slush Auditorium, Messuaukio 1, Helsinki.

The agenda will be as follows:
11:00 Short Presentation of the Startup Europe Call – Isidro Laso
11:15 Short Presentation of the Slush Atomico TechEu, DealRoom, analysis – Samuli Mannisto (TBC)*
11:30 Panel on European Startup Ecosystems: Isidro Laso, Samuli Mannisto, Emilio Corchado, Karen Boers, Robin Wauters(TBC).

To sign up for the event, please go to this form: ICT Open Call 32 at Slush sign-up

ESN delegation at Slush



ESN (European Startup Network) will also be at Slush, with their ‘European Champion Startup’ delegation. This delegation will be made up of a delegation of European startups selected by ESN to attend Slush.

The delegation will have a space of 32sqm on both days of the event, dedicated only to the European Startup Network delegation.

Karen Boers, CEO and Co-Founder of the ESN, states, “Speed to the market is often one of the key success elements in startup growth”. “Through the ‘European Champion Startup’ delegation at a leading tech conference like Slush, we wish to accelerate the visibility and market access of high-potential scaleups.”

The delegation will be at Slush from 10:00-18:00 on 30 Nov- 1 Dec, at Exhibition and Convention Center of Helsinki.

About Slush

Slush is all about startups – we help the next generation of world conquering founders forward. Europe’s leading startup and technology event, and expanding in Asia, brings together founders and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives, and media.

Slush is a student-driven non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes towards entrepreneurship. In 2015, Slush was organized in Tokyo and Beijing for the first time. In 2016, Slush is spreading to Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore.


Join STARTUP IS MY WAY – an exciting event for students and young entrepreneurs on December 6 in Treviso, Italy

STARTUP IS MY WAY is a free event which provides young entrepreneurs and students willing to launch their business with the great opportunity to meet mentors, investors and other key players of the European startup ecosystem.

At STARTUP IS MY WAY on December 6 students and young entrepreneurs get the chance to network with peers, and learn new skills to pursue their dream of starting their own company.

The event will be held in Treviso (Italy) and has been organized by MY-WAY – an EU funded project, which is part of the Startup Europe initiative. MY-WAY focuses on enhancing and improving the entrepreneurial impact of student organisations by connecting them with web entrepreneurship initiatives and digital business experts. The ultimate goal of the project is to improve the status quo for the benefit of Europe’s young adults who are considering to become web entrepreneurs.

At STARTUP IS MY WAY, which is the 4th Student Enterprise Conference of the MY-WAY project, you’ll meet some inspiring entrepreneurs, learn about startup success stories, innovation and startup basics. The event will be hosted by H-FARM, a digital platform set up in 2005 to help young entrepreneurs launch new initiatives, and to support the digitalization of Italian companies. H-FARM also provides high level digital education to students and professionals.

The speaker’s list of STARTUP IS MY WAY includes successful entrepreneurs and startup experts like Riccardo Donadon (H-FARM Founder), Massimo Banzi (Co-founder of Arduino) and David Trayford (Founder of The Hub). Tickets for STARTUP IS MY WAY are free, but limited.

Don’t miss this great opportunity. Register now!


“La Comisión Europea crea un mapa que conecta a todos los actores del emprendimiento”

“La Comisión Europea ha lanzado Startup Europe Map, una iniciativa que aspira a conectar al conjunto de actores relacionados con el emprendimiento en el ámbito europeo. Explica el organismo comunitario que Europa “brinda un panorama muy interesante para las startups”, pero recuerda que la colaboración y conexión entre todos los actores implicados es “crucial para crear un entorno competitivo”.

Advierte la Comisión que el marco europeo hay “mucho talento”, pero su dispersión ocasiona que en no pocas ocasiones sea “complicado” para los emprendedores desarrollar su idea por falta de conexiones con otros actores que puedan colaborar en el proceso de creación y desarrollo de una startup.

El programa Startup Europe es una iniciativa de la Comisión Europea que tiene como misión fortalecer el entorno referido a las startups dentro de la Unión Europea a través de diferentes proyectos y eventos. En su seno, el Startup Europe Map es uno de sus proyectos y tiene como objetivo la conexión de todos los actores como startups, inversores, aceleradoras, incubadoras, universidades, administraciones públicas y espacios de co-working a través de toda Europa.

Lo hace, entre otras razones, por que la colaboración resulta enriquecedora para todos los actores implicados, ayuda a los inversores a encontrar oportunidades y a las startups a encontrar apoyo para desarrollar sus proyectos, promueve las buenas prácticas empresariales y la transparencia y entiende que la creación de startups y su desarrollo genera riqueza económica y trae consigo nuevos puestos de trabajo.

Agrega la Comisión que la creación de un ecosistema conectado en Europa es una ventaja competitiva para crecer como potencia en innovación y para ayudar a la internacionalización de las startups en otros lugares como África, India o Estados Unidos donde el proyecto persigue continuar.”

Retrieved from Todostartups.com


€10 million funding to connect startup ecosystems across Europe!

Ecosystem builders in Europe! Connect with your partners and apply for the €10 million call (ICT Call 32) to connect startup ecosystems in Europe!

You have probably heard about the call (ICT-32-2017) which will open on 8 December 2016 to 25 April 2017.

In case you haven’t, here is the key information!

The call is looking for projects that help established startups and prospective tech entrepreneurs grow and achieve market success, and that raise awareness of ICT innovators in Europe under EU-funded ICT projects.

Funding totals 12 million Euros, with the budget being broken down into two types of activities:

A budget of €10 million is available for proposals submitted by EU funding for Innovation Actions (IA) projects that cover one or both of the following:

  • Interconnect and create new synergies between 3-4 different Startup hubs across Europe per project, reinforcing ICT ecosystems for high-growth tech startups. Activities should focus on scaling-up companies by connecting key relevant stakeholders like tech entrepreneurs, mentors, corporates, customers, designers, media, investors and local authorities across different entrepreneurial ecosystems.
  • Facilitating financing and improving the liquidity for European investments in fast growing ICT startups and scaleups, increasing their chances for a successful exit.

Plus, a budget of €2 million will be available for proposals submitted by EU funding for Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) projects that cover the following:

  • Support services for EU funded innovators: “Innovation Radar” initiative.
  • Establish a European-wide network of support centers for innovative researchers. Actions primarily targeted towards technologies developed in EU funded projects in order to turn their research results into marketable products and, preparing such innovators for success in the market place.

Would you like to find out more?

Join our infodays and webinars, and read our informational slides below to learn more about the Call:

  1. Information sessions (please note the Infoday previously announced has now been cancelled): During Web Summit (10:00-12:00, 9th November, Reitoria da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal, see event here) and Slush (30 November to 01 December, Helsinki, Finland)
  2. Info day on 2 February in Brussels – more information to come soon!
  3. Slides presentation on the call are available on SlideShare
  4. A dedicated Q&A section

Stay up-to-date by following:

More info on “Startup Europe” and “Innovation Radar” initiatives.

See also: Participant portal

Contact: [email protected]


Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley 2016- What Happened!

In this video you can see a taster of what happened at SEC2SV, 2016 edition!

On 12-20 September 2016, SEC2SV, under the Startup Europe initiative, took EU policy makers (commissioners, prime ministers), the best of new EU Scaleups and corporations across the Atlantic to meet Silicon Valley stakeholders.

The goal of SECSV is to create honest and direct policy and business dialogue between both continents. This will help startups to scale up beyond their borders on both sides of the Atlantic, and create economically impactful and long lasting ecosystems where innovation can flourish.

Created and organised by Mind the Bridge, and co-organized with EIT Digital, SEC2SV allowed both sides to increase their social capital on a transatlantic scale.

To read more about the SEC2SV 2016 startups, go to our previous blog:
“Top tech startups selected to represent Europe at SEC2SV 2016”

To read more about SEC2SV, go to: www.sec2sv.com


“Fake it until you make it” – Validating your ideas with MVP

On October 14th LUISS ENLABS will host a TWIST DIGITAL & STARTUP EUROPE event:

“Fake it until you make it” – Validating your ideas with MVP

There is a saying among the “Lean Startup” people: “Yes” means no. “Here’s 10$” means yes. But how to get there without going all-in on your assumptions? From a super lean product pitch to a crowdfunding campaign, we’ll run through a vast selection of possible Minimum Viable Products to test your hypothesis.

foto-luca-barboniAbout Luca Barboni

Social Media Geek, Lean Startup Mentor, founder & Growth Hacker @ Growth Hound. Passionate about data and innovation. Firm believer in “Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department” – by Packard.”

Live streaming link: http://live.bemyguru.it/